On one hand, Ron Wilson said he respects Sundin for not rushing back if he is unsure whether or not he wants to play -- adding that he would welcome back the longtime Leafs captain with open arms.
On the other hand, Wilson suggested that one of the problems with the sad-sack Leafs last year was a distinct lack of leadership.
And you don't have to be Howie Meeker to connect the dots there, that leadership is supposed to be one of the major responsibilities of the team captain.
Is Wilson right about the Leafs recent poor form?
Full story: Wilson suggests Mats was part of the problem
BTW - could you do us a favour and use a BIGGER font next time you post. I had difficulty READING YOUR POST!!
cappthook, 2008-09-05 15:44:37
Captain by committee Sundin gets my vote.
Get rid of Taninbaum and Petty and you will have a winning team.
wm rallis, 2008-09-05 15:36:39
He's done NOTHING so far. Let's remember Wilson's big mouth at the end of the year. I suggest Mr Wilson find some way to get the Leafs into the playoffs this year before he goes bashing one of the most consistant point producers in Leaf History!
I'm so peeved with Leaf Management! Wilson, Fletcher, Peddie - Shut your cake holes and concentrate on fixing YOUR SCREW-UPS!
Get us into the playoffs this year and then you can bash whomever you wish!
cappthook, 2008-09-05 13:09:23
Name me how many "above average" hockey players average a point a game over their 17 year career!
What a dumb comment you just made. Sundin also has World Championships and at least one Olympic Gold medal to his name! Certainly not the signs of a player that's just "above average".
Sundin has carried this team on his back for years! Management has never brought in anyone except maybe Mogilny that is good enough to play with Sundin. If it wasn't for Sundin especially over the last 5 or 6 years, the Leafs would NEVER have even had a run at a playoff spot!
JUST OVER A POINT PER GAME FOR HIS ENTIRE CAREER!
cappthook, 2008-09-05 13:05:24
Good for you Mr. Wilson and thank you for being honest.
Brian Christoph, 2008-09-05 11:55:13